7TH - 8TH GRADE
7TH - 8TH GRADE
NELC's goal for our 7th and 8th grade players is to help each player reach their full lacrosse potential in a fun and exciting environment. The 7th and 8th grade team will focus on basic skill development, building lacrosse IQ, teamwork and sportsmanship.
The NELC has a goal to provide every child the opportunity to play lacrosse. We rely on volunteer coaches to make that happen. If you are willing to help, please click below. We have a training program for new coaches, so no lacrosse experience is necessary.
2023 REGISTRATION FEES
Registration for 3rd - 4th grade players is $139.
Registration for 5th - 8th grade players is $199.
Registration includes practice and competition event fees.
All athletes will purchase a new uniform for Spring 2023. More information is under the Uniform Section below.
NELC offers a fall and spring season. Our fall season runs from September through November and our spring season runs from January through May. See our schedule page for more information.
7th and 8th grade players attend one weekly 105-minute practice in the fall and two weekly 105-minute practices in the spring. A third practice a week is at the coaches discretion and could affect grades 5th and up.
Practice times and location will be sent out to your player by each team's volunteer coach.
7th and 8th grade game play consists of normal 10-v-10 play consistent with US Lacrosse youth rules. Games will consist of two 22-minute running time halves, with a 5-minute halftime period.
The fall season games are played during a single two-day fall tournament usually held in Fort Walton Beach in early November. The tournament includes 2-3 games of pool play on Saturday and 1-3 games of single elimination play on Sunday.
The spring season games are played during several one-day jamborees generally held on Saturdays between Panama City and Mobile. The jamborees include 2 games for each team.
The uniform store will open January 3rd through January 16th for uniform purchasing. We are going through a new uniform company. All athletes will purchase a new uniform for Spring 2023. Girls will purchase a reversible top and skort. Boys will purchase two tops and shorts. "We are switching to a uniform that will be better for the athletes and more functional. Keeping costs in mind, we will try to keep these uniforms for a few seasons.
Required uniform items for the spring season include (Girls) reversible top and skort. (Boys) two tops and shorts.
Optional boys helmet, $300, and Goalie helmet, $330 available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following equipment is required for all boys lacrosse players and must be brought to practice:
Lacrosse stick, helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, athletic cup and cleats. Please see the Player Information section of our FAQS Page for more information.